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High School Sports

  • State 3A soccer pairings due out Oct. 22

    AURORA – Eagle Ridge Academy slipped to No. 18 in the Oct. 18 CHSAA RPI rankings for class 3A soccer. The Warriors, who spent much of the last three weeks in the top 10, lost their first match of the season to Denver School of Science/Technology 2-1 in Denver Oct. 17.

    Santiago Soltero leads the Warriors in scoring through 13 matches. He has 10 goals. Juan Maldonado is close behind with eight goals. Angel Sanchez has five scores, while Mekhi Berthe, Brandon Mercado, Gabriel Vasquez and Samuel Pearse have four.

  • PVHS’ Trujillo tabs Rider University for D-1 level softball

    Prairie View athletes are getting a reputation for stepping way out of their comfort zone.
    Basketball player Jordan Wilson left Colorado to play collegiately in Alaska. Softball player Brooklyn Trujillo is heading for New Jersey to play for Rider University.

  • Prairie View softball to make first-ever state appearance

    The ThunderHawks from Prairie View High School have stamped their ticket to the CHSAA state softball tournament, winning two of their three games in region 3 5A play at the Brighton City Sports Complex Saturday, Oct. 14. It will be Prairie View’s first appearance at the state tournament in school history.

  • Softball: Brighton advances to state tourney

    Brighton High School’s softball team advanced to the state 5A tournament Oct. 14 by winning two of its three games in the regional tournament at Brighton.

  • EMAC girls sross country: Green, Mcmillan post top-four finishes

    THORNTON – Brighton's Kiran Green and Prairie View's Alexx Mcmillan finished second and fourth, respectively, in the girls race at the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference league meet in Thornton Oct. 11.

    Green, a junior, finished in a time of 19:04. Mcmillan, also a junior, posted a time of 20:12.

    The rest of Brighton's top five included Abigail Read (11th, 21:50), Mckenna Yates (17th, 22:39), McKenna Uhing (29th, 24:04) and Mallorie Estes (31st, 24:13).

  • EMAC boys cross country: Two local runners finish in the top 10

    THORNTON – Two Brighton runners placed in the top 10 of the boys race at the Eastern Metro Athletic Conference league cross country meet Oct. 10 in Thornton.

    Brighton's Chase Addison wound up seventh. The sophomore turned in a time of 17:30. Alexander Gutierrez of Prairie View was 10th. He finished in a time of 17:36.

    Others to produce the points for BHS were Joshua Bowers (18th place, 18:39), Tyler Zirker (19th, 18:39), Patrick King (36th, 19:52) and max Weber (39th, 19:56).

  • Eagle Ridge navigating undefeated waters

    It’s not uncommon in sports for teams to have certain blocks of their schedule on the road. But for the Eagle Ridge Academy boys soccer team, that stretch is its entire season.

    The school has no soccer field, so the Warriors must play every one of their games on the road. They practice at nearby Observatory Park. 

    But due to its bowl-like design, the field is often too wet to play on. When that happens the Warriors are gym- or hallway-bound.

  • PVHS plans military appreciation salute the week of Oct. 16

     The Army donated $1,500 to the school for new fitness equipment and for the school’s engineering program. The Coast Guard presented PVHS with $3,000 to be used for underfunded girls sports, such as girls swimming, girls golf and girls tennis.

    When Prairie View High School faces the Far Northeast Warriors Oct. 20, there will be a military feel to the game.

  • Brighton HS wants to make a lot of noise in softball postseason

    The talk around the Brighton High School softball program is a state berth and a lot of noise during the state 5A softball tournament.

    Based on the state’s Ratings Performance Index, the gauge for determining postseason teams, the Bulldogs have a chance to be in the state finals.

    First things first, though. Brighton has to win two of a potential three games in the regional tournament this weekend at the high school and at Ron Cox Field.

  • Prairie View HS aiming for first state softball berth

    Prairie View’s softball team is two weekend wins away from its first trip to the state softball tournament.

    PVHS drew a No. 5 seed by way of the state’s Ratings Performance Index and earned the right to host a regional tournament at the Brighton Youth Sports Complex Oct. 14.

    PVHS plays Horizon at 10 a.m. Broomfield and Cherry Creek also play at 10 a.m.